Broken Vow (TV series)

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Broken Vow
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Title card
Genre
Developed by Dode Cruz
Written by
  • Obet Villela
  • Luningning Ribay
  • Onay Sales
Directed by Gil Tejada Jr.
Creative director(s) Jun Lana
Starring
Narrated by Bianca King as Melissa Santiago
Theme music composer Walter Afanasieff
Opening theme "Broken Vow" (instrumental)
Ending theme "Broken Vow" by Julie Anne San Jose
Composer(s)
Country of origin Philippines
Original language(s) Tagalog
No. of episodes 93
Production
Executive producer(s) Meann P. Regala
Producer(s) Wilma Galvante
Production location(s)
Cinematography Lito Mempin
Camera setup Multiple-camera setup
Running time 30-45 minutes
Production company(s) GMA Entertainment TV
Release
Original network GMA Network
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Original release February 6 (2012-02-06) – June 15, 2012 (2012-06-15)

Broken Vow is a 2012 Philippine television drama mystery series broadcast by GMA Network.[1] Directed by Gil Tejada Jr., it stars Bianca King, Luis Alandy, Gabby Eigenmann and Rochelle Pangilinan. It premiered on February 6, 2012 on the network's Afternoon Prime line up replacing Kung Aagawin Mo ang Langit and worldwide on February 8, 2012 on GMA Pinoy TV.[2][3] The series concluded on June 15, 2012 with a total of 93 episodes. It was replaced by Faithfully in its timeslot.[4][5]

Plot[edit]

Melissa Santiago (played by Bianca King) is a beautiful and street-smart woman who becomes the apple of the eye of Roberto Sebastian (played by Gabby Eigenmann), a rich councilor who falls madly in love with the unpretentious barrio lass. Despite the extreme difference in their lifestyles, the two manage to keep their relationship strong and even plan to get married. But the couple's fairytale romance is suddenly jeopardized when Melissa encounters a horrifying experience. One night, on her way home from work, a group of men, abducts her. Held hostage at an unknown place, Melissa is drugged and raped. Worse, she did not recognize the identity of her rapist. The news has spread in their town and it dragged Roberto's family into an unpleasant scandal. In spite of the big controversy on his fiancé, Roberto stands by Melissa and vows to marry her. But on the day before their wedding, Melissa discovers she is pregnant. Devastated upon learning the truth, Roberto changes his mind and dumps Melissa on the day of their wedding.

With her perfect world turned into a nightmare, Melissa tried to jump off a bridge and end her life, only to be rescued by Felix Rastro (played by Luis Alandy). Regardless of her apprehension towards his kindness and concern, Felix is bent on winning her trust. Soon, Melissa falls for Felix, who loved her and her daughter Eva. Complications arise when Roberto re-enters the picture and asking for a second chance.

Cast and characters[edit]

Lead cast[edit]

  • Bianca King as Melissa Santiago - the main female protagonist of the series; a simple provincial lass whose life turned upside down because of an unfortunate event.[6][7]
  • Luis Alandy as Felix Rastro - the main male protagonist of the series; the man who saves and helps Melissa overcome her traumatic past.[8]
  • Gabby Eigenmann as Roberto Sebastian - the main male antagonist of the series; a budding politician who abandons Melissa on their wedding day.[9]
  • Rochelle Pangilinan as Rebecca Sta. Maria - the main female antagonist of the series; the scorned ex-girlfriend of Roberto who will do anything to win him back.[10][11]

Supporting cast[edit]

  • Celia Rodriguez as Doña Ofelia "Amorcita" Rastro - the authoritative and protective aunt of Felix Rastro
  • Juan Rodrigo as Mayor Lucio Sebastian - the kind-hearted father of Roberto Sebastian.
  • Carmi Martin as Rosanna Sebastian - the arrogant and scheming mother of Roberto Sebastian.
  • Melissa Mendez as Amor Santiago - the doting mother of Melissa Santiago.
  • Ervic Vijandre as Councilor David Sebastian-Sta. Maria - as the tribulations of the hardest things to do & jealously, because I love them all.
  • Marco Alcaraz as Michael Pascual - the police investigator in charge of the crime committed to Melissa Santiago
  • Matet de Leon as Amy - Melissa Santiago's loyal friend.[12]
  • Jace Flores as Kenneth - Felix Rastro's friend and confidante.
  • Lou Sison as Sheila - Rebecca Sta. Maria's bestfriend and confidante.
  • Pancho Magno as Rico - Roberto Sebastian's friend and confidante.
  • Kryshee Grengia as Eva Marie Santiago - Melissa Santiago's loving daughter.

Guest cast[edit]

Ratings[edit]

According to AGB Nielsen Philippines' Mega Manila household television ratings, the pilot episode of Broken Vow earned a 16.3% rating.[13] While the final episode scored a 26.7% rating.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ GMANetwork.com - Entertainment - Home of Kapuso shows and stars
  2. ^ GMA Network will open 2012 with a loud roar through Golden Dragon-themed trade launch | PEP.ph: The Number One Site for Philippine Showbiz
  3. ^ Bianca King and Gabby Eigenmann will topbill GMA-7's afternoon series, Broken Vow | PEP.ph: The Number One Site for Philippine Showbiz
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ Bianca King's character in Broken Vow agrees to marry Luis Alandy | PEP.ph: The Number One Site for Philippine Showbiz
  6. ^ UPDATED Atty. Felipe Gozon on rumored sale of GMA Network: "Kung may mag-o-offer ng P500 billion, kahit tulog ako, gisingin n'yo ako, I will sell." | PEP.ph: The Number One Si...
  7. ^ Bianca King on rumored relationship with Dennis Trillo: "Happy ang mommy ko." | PEP.ph: The Number One Site for Philippine Showbiz
  8. ^ Bianca King and Gabby Eigenmann will topbill GMA-7's afternoon series, Broken Vow | PEP.ph: The Number One Site for Philippine Showbiz
  9. ^ Gabby Eigenmann steps into leading-man spotlight in Broken Vow | PEP.ph: The Number One Site for Philippine Showbiz
  10. ^ Rochelle Pangilinan says love scene with Gabby Eigenmann in Broken Vow had her boyfriend's consent | PEP.ph: The Number One Site for Philippine Showbiz
  11. ^ Rochelle Pangilinan realized importance of boyfriend Arthur Solinap when he was away for Survivor Philippines | PEP.ph: The Number One Site for Philippine Showbiz
  12. ^ http://www.pep.ph/news/32774/Matet-de-Leon-happy-with-being-a-character-actress:-Okey-ako,-e.-Kahit-ganito-[lang]—kaibigan,-nanay,-gano'n.
  13. ^ Santiago, Erwin (February 7, 2012). "AGB Nielsen Mega Manila People & Household Ratings (Feb. 3-6): Three new Kapuso shows debut strongly; Eat Bulaga! prevails over It's Showtime". Retrieved March 2, 2018. 
  14. ^ Santiago, Erwin (June 19, 2012). "UPDATED AGB Nielsen Mega Manila Household Ratings (June 13-18): GMA-7 dominates weekend viewing; Broken Vow ends on top". Retrieved March 2, 2018. 

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